Richard LeCount
Director of Emergency Management


Location & Phone

103 Corporate Drive
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

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Tioga County uses the Hyper-Reach service for managing emergency communications. This system will send emergency notifications directly to your cell phone or email. To add your primary cellphone number or additional phone numbers and e-mail addresses, click on the logo above and complete the on-line form. The service is free!

The Emergency Management Office coordinates the County's efforts to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. In an emergency situation, the Emergency Management Office works with County departments to respond to the needs of its citizens by helping to protect lives and property, to assist those injured or whose normal lives have been disrupted by events, and to provide for the rapid restoration of normal services.


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Plans and Programs

This plan adopts the Comprehensive Emergency Management System; a nationally recognized disaster planning model that organizes the basic management structure and resource capabilities of the county in a way that can address all hazards that can impact the community -- plus it addresses all phases of disaster management; which in addition to response, includes prevention, mitigation and recovery.

The ability to continue delivery of critical public services is a fundamental mission for local, state and federal governments; and continuity planning is an essential tool that insures public functions and services can be sustained and effectively restored when emergencies occur. Modern exposure to environmental, technological and security threats and the severity of recent natural and man-made disasters highlight the need for serious continuity planning that enables governments to maintain and quickly restore essential functions in a disaster. The purpose of this document is to ensure that Tioga County and its departments have the capability to quickly restore and maintain essential government functions and operations when disrupted or affected by an emergency. 


The Tioga County Tropical Storm Lee After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) is intended to identify areas of emergency management planning that need improvement, to make recommendations for such improvement, and to capture key lessons learned from the event. This AAR/IP will identify and analyze critical issues from the Tropical Storm Lee Flood Response that may impede future operations if left unresolved.


Tioga County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is now FINAL and officially adopted by FEMA and all Tioga County’s 15 municipalities. Below are links to ALL sections.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Wendy Walsh, CPESC, CCA by email at or Elaine Jardine, County Planning Director by email at

Last Updated 06.24.13

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